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The World In A Week – The Bear of Recession

Written by Ilaria Massei. Last week’s focus was once again on Central Banks. Despite the Federal Reserve’s largest interest rate increase since 1994, the Fed’s Chair Jay Powell warned that a US…

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The World In A Week – Point of impact

Written by Millan Chauhan. Last week, we saw central banks implement another interest rate increase as they attempt to slow down inflation.  In theory, the effective implementation of a higher…

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The World In A Week – Data is driving the decisions

Written by Millan Chauhan. Last week saw Boris Johnson win the vote of confidence from the Conservative MPs, claiming a 59% majority.  Despite the majority, this was less than his predecessor…

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The World In A Week – Jubilee celebrations, but will markets have anything to celebrate?

Written by Richard Warne. Economic fine-tuning is difficult. Markets continue to hope that central bankers will weave a path in terms of controlling inflation, while not having to aggressively…

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The World In A Week – The Bottom of the Bear?

Written by Cormac Nevin. After quite a challenging year to date for both equity and fixed income assets, last week saw a strong risk rally. The S&P 500 Index of US Equities led the charge and…

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The World In A Week – Walking the tight rope – Part II

Written by Shane Balkham Economic data was mainly centred around the UK last week, with the latest inflation, confidence, and employment data being published for April.  The inflation rate for April…

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The World In A Week – Walking the tight rope

Written by Shane Balkham Inflation concerns are still the hot topic for investors, politicians, and policymakers.  The US published its inflation data last week for April and it was a mixture of good…

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The World In A Week – Not all doom and gloom

Written by Richard Warne. It has been a gruelling start to the year for both equities and bonds, and it would be very easy to get despondent with all the negativity that persists. Topics that have…

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The World In A Week – April is the Cruellest Month

Written by Cormac Nevin. April proved to be another challenging month for investors as the MSCI All Country World Index retreated -3.5% in GBP terms, which admittedly was better than the -6.5%…

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